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Coates, writer about race, among Kirkus book prize nominees

10/02/2015 09:38 AM EDT
NEW YORK >> The accolades are piling up for one of the country's top writers about race. 
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Book review: Slaughter has another standout
10/02/2015 09:38 AM EDT - The corrosive effects of a crime destroy a family's security, plunging them into a morass of grief from which there is no escape. Full Story

Book review: Tracing the rise of an Islamic State group
10/02/2015 09:38 AM EDT - "Once, during a raid in Ramadi, the GIs rounded up several men from a suspected safe house and forced them to lie facedown on the concrete with their hands behind their heads. Full Story

New Hampshire launches new foliage tracker
10/02/2015 09:34 AM EDT - CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Attention, leaf peepers: New Hampshire has a new foliage tracker aimed at helping visitors plan their 'peak' fall adventure. Full Story

Don't toss the old sofa, consider reupholstery
10/02/2015 09:34 AM EDT - Amanda Brown encourages creative types who are looking to upgrade their furniture to think outside the box — big-box retailers, that is. Full Story

Short Answers: Many are called, few chosen
10/02/2015 09:29 AM EDT - Dear Short Answers >> My son, who is 18 years old, very athletic and very handsome, has decided that he wants to move to NYC to become a model. Full Story

Families find rewards in living small
10/02/2015 09:00 AM EDT - Last year, William and Laura Baird got rid of half of their kids' toys, half of their kitchen's contents and a third of the family's clothes. Full Story

Used bookstores help tell stories along Route 66
10/02/2015 09:00 AM EDT - Travelers along historic Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles have no problem finding their fix of fake American Indian jewelry and vintage Elvis posters. Full Story

'End Game' worth 'checking' out
09/25/2015 03:06 PM EDT - "The End Game," the third collaboration by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison, is another outstanding entry in this series that features FBI agent Nicholas Drummond and his partner, Michaela Caine. Full Story

Book review: Jesse Stone returns in 'Parker's The Devil Wins'
09/25/2015 03:06 PM EDT - A nor'easter hits Paradise, Mass., with a vengeance, burying the fictional coastal town in snow and collapsing a long-vacant industrial building on the edge of town. Full Story

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John Stamos reportedly took date rape drug

The “Grandfathered” and “Full House” actor is accused on being on GHB when arrested in June, he claims he was using the drug to “lean out body mass.”